Winter Windster

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Winter Windster
Winter Windster.png
First appearance Wario World (2003)
Winter Windster during the boss fight.
“The Winter Windster in front of the Goal will try to attack from midair. Ooh! Chilling! Listen, I bet if you stick something in one of those magma holes, magma might shoot out! Oh, one more thing... Don't look at its eyes when they turn red!”
Spriteling, Wario World

Winter Windster is the boss of Shivering Mountains and is fought by Wario in the game Wario World. The Winter Windster's arena is a large irregularly-shaped block of ice with four small magma pools on it. The arena is surrounded by sharp ice spikes.

This very strange creature has a variety of attacks. The first is breathing a stream of cold air, which will freeze Wario in his tracks, leaving him vulnerable for Winter Windster to headbutt him. In his second attack, Winter Windster ducks into one of the lava craters in the arena and sends out pulsing shockwaves of energy which will hurt Wario upon contact. Additionally, he also shoots blue energy missiles. His final attack is an "Evil Eye" attack. If Wario looks into the Winter Windster's eyes when they start glowing red, the Winter Windster will phase out into bursts of energy which fill Wario up, making him float over the spikes outside the arena. Quickly shaking the Control Stick will regain control before he lands on the spikes. Wario must turn his back to the Winter Windster to avoid the attack entirely.

Wario is inflated by the Winter Windster forcing itself down his throat

Throughout the entire fight, he drops explosive boulders from his cloud, which can squash Wario if they land on him. At any time, Wario can toss a boulder into one of the lava craters, sending out an explosion of lava that will knock the boss from the sky if it is over that crater.

Fortunately, all attacks leave the boss vulnerable. Once he is near enough, Wario may quickly punch him to daze him, and then use a Mad Move on him. Five of these moves defeat the Winter Windster and access to Beanstalk Way is granted.

Winter Windster is the first of the three bosses in Thrillsville, succeeded by Spideraticus and Red-Brief J.


The Winter Windster is mostly blue in color. His head is extremely large in contrast to his body, which is very small and skinny. His hair is textured similarly to that of a vine-like plant. His nose is dark red-violet in color.


Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンタロウ
from 北風小僧の寒太郎 (kitakazekozou-no-kanntarou),meaning north wind
French Souffleuse de glace Ice Blower (note that "Blower" is in the feminine form)